Friday 14 May 2021

Schools too close to motorways: Asthma Fund

Around 60,000 children attend schools that are less than 300 metres from a motorway or 50 metres from a provincial road and that must change, according to the Asthma Fund and reported by news agency ANP.

Within these distances, there is a high risk of pollution from soot particles, says the Fund, which is presenting a petition to parliament on Tuesday. It wants no new schools to be built so close to roads.
According to the Fund, 275 primary schools are too close to a motorway and 72 to a provincial road.

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